Value of a handshake
What's the most valuable nonverbal forms of communication?
Touch - in the form of a firm handshake - is a critical step in nonverbal communication. Begin and end your conversation with a firm handshake.
The web on your hand, that area between your forefinger and thumb, should touch your recipient's web. Ladies, avoid the half a shake where your fingers meekly grab their fingers.
Gentlemen, if the other person is a woman, a small person or older, don't bear down with a muscular handshake. Firm is fine, but not overbearing.
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